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Vol 21, No 11, November 2017
APAC drug delivery devices market to reach $5.4 billion in 2023

According to GlobalData, Japan emerged as the top contributor of APAC's revenue at 64 percent, attributed to the higher usage of drug delivery systems in healthcare facilities.

Mergermarket released Global Pharma, Medical & Biotech trend report for Q3 2017

15.9 percent of the PMB M&A deal was made up of Asian-Pacific targets, representing the lowest YTD deal count in Asia since 2014.

Global BioLife develops breakthrough modified sugar

Laetose is a functional sugar with a 30% to 50% lower calorie-count than regular sugar and possesses low glycemic properties.

Breakthrough noodle formula with low-glycemic score of 38

Holista and Holista Foods low-glycemic noodles to secure first order before end of 2017.

Aphria ships first medical cannabis oil to Australia's Medlab for clinical trial

Medical cannabis to be used in first of its kind global clinical trial targeting pain management in advanced cancer pain patients.

Envirotainer doubles e-technology capacity across Asia

Envirotainer opens two facilities in Tokyo and Seoul.

Genesis CancerCare Queensland is first in Asia-Pacific to use Elekta's Venezia Brachytherapy Applicator

Queensland patients with advanced cervical cancer to benefit from improved ability to treat disease extensions throughout the cervix.

iX Biopharma secures European patent for WaferiX drug delivery technology

WaferiX is a fast-dissolving, proprietary wafer formulation that allows pharmacologically active compounds, like ketamine and sildenafil, to be administered sublingually and delivered safely into the blood stream.

Shingrix approved in the US for prevention of shingles in adults aged 50 and over

Pooled clinical trial results showed more than 90 percent efficacy across all age groups

First three-monthly long-acting treatment for schizophrenia patients in Singapore

First and only treatment administered four times a year allows schizophrenia patients to focus on other aspects of their lives and rehabilitation plan. Proven to encourage treatment adherence and reduce risk of relapse.

China, Brazil and Russia named by healthcare companies as riskiest markets for compliance and regulation

Healthcare companies cite regulation and compliance as their biggest headache, followed by intellectual property threats. The UK and US were also identified as markets that pose significant risk.

New survey shows patients in Asia Pacific fail to recognize their fragility fracture is due to osteoporosis

Nearly half do not know that a fracture is a warning sign for a treatable underlying cause

Healthcare community join forces to fight growing epidemic of fragility fractures caused by osteoporosis

The 'Fight the Fracture' public education campaign aims to empower patients who have suffered a fracture, help them understand and mitigate their risk of a second fracture.

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APBN Editorial Calendar 2017
January:
Healthcare Focus: LUNGS
February:
War on CANCER
March:
Get to Know TCM
April:
Diabetes: The Big Picture
May:
The Piece of Your Mind - Brain Health/Science
June:
Advocacies in Support of Rare Disease Patients
July:
Food Science & Technology
August:
Eye – the Window to your Soul
September:
Infectious Diseases
October:
A change of heart — Cardiovascular diseases
November:
Paediatric Illnesses
December:
Skin Diseases/Allergic Reactions
Editorial calendar is subjected to changes.
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